(Washington, D.C.) House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert today announced the official Page tip line number. Following is his statement:
“As the Speaker I take responsibility for everything in the building. The buck stops here. The safety and security of the students in the Page program is imperative.
“That is why I directed the Clerk of the House to establish a hotline for reporting any information concerning Pages or the Page program. As of this morning, the Clerk of the House has activated the tip-line. It is for anyone with information regarding the Foley matter. This number can also be used to report any other concerns regarding the Page program.
“The Page program tip line is 866-348-0481.”
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(Washington, D.C.) Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL) today [September 11, 2006] released the following remarks to be delivered at the United States Capitol during the 2006 Congressional Remembrance of September 11, 2001:
“Remembering September 11th, 2001, a day of inhuman malice and superhuman courage, stirs in our hearts emotions more numerous and more intense than we could ever hope to name — emotions that are as hard to express as they were to experience five years ago today.
“On that day, words like ‘horror’ and ‘anger’ and ‘fear’ and especially ‘hero’ acquired new and more personal meaning.
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Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL) today [June 15, 2006] made the following remarks to begin debate on H. Res 861, Declaring that the United States Will Prevail in the Global War on Terror, the Struggle to Protect Freedom from the Terrorist Adversary:
“Mr. Speaker, one of our greatest Presidents, Ronald Reagan, was fond of saying that, ‘Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction.’ President Reagan’s wise words are still true today.
“I rise in support of H. Res. 861. This resolution is about more than the War in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is about a Global War to protect American ideals, and the democracy and values on which this great nation was founded. This resolution, Mr. Speaker, like this War itself, is about freedom.
“Just 12 days ago I returned from Iraq. I can tell this House that the morale of our fighting men and women there is sky high. They are not suffering from doubt and ‘second guessing.’ And they certainly are not interested in the political posturing about the war that often goes on in this city. They know why they are there. They know they are liberators doing good and they believe passionately in their mission. It is not possible to talk to these men and women without being inspired by their courage, their determination, their professionalism, and their patriotism.
“I came home from Iraq believing even more strongly, that it is not enough for this House to say, ‘We Support Our Troops.’ To the men and women in the field, in harms way, that statement rings hollow if we don’t also say we support their mission.
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House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) today made the following statement after President Bush addressed the nation to mark the one year anniversary of the transfer of Iraqi sovereignty to the Iraqi people...(Read On...).
(Washington, D.C.) House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) today made the following remarks after being elected Speaker for the fourth consecutive term:
“Thank you, Nancy, for those gracious remarks. You have been an able leader for the Democratic Caucus in this House and you have helped lead this Congress with honor and distinction. We have disagreed on policy matters in the past, and I suspect we will disagree again in the future, but we both love this House of Representatives and the great democratic process of representative government. Nancy, we have some serious issues to confront in this new Congress and I look forward to a vigorous debate in the months ahead. (Read On..)